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Indianapolis circuit hit by flooding 03 Sep 2003

Nick Heidfeld (GER) Sauber Petronas C21, drives over the yard of bricks.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, United States Grand Prix, Indianapolis, USA, 29 September 2002

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has found itself battling floodwaters in the aftermath of record rainfall over the last weekend.

Indianapolis International Airport, just eight kilometres from the circuit, recorded over 180mm of rain on Monday, making it officially the wettest day ever in Indianapolis.

Despite the flooding, circuit officials have said that preparations for the United States Grand Prix later this month will not be interrupted.

Ironically, the rains came on the day FIA Safety Delegate Charlie Whiting visited the track for his final inspection ahead of the race weekend, which commences September 26.